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President Buhari seeks regional cooperation to check illegal flow of small arms into Nigeria 

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security. …

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Algerians rally to demand removal of Bouteflika-era officials

Algiers, April 5, 2019 Hundreds of Algerians were gathering on Friday in the capital Algiers to demand an overhaul of the political system after long-serving president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned under pressure from the powerful army and street protesters. Protesters in central Algiers carried placards demanding the departure of incumbent Prime Minister Noureddine …

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Nigeria’s former minister, Oby Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the former Education Minister of Nigeria, has been announced as Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held this March in Durban, South Africa. A former vice-president for Africa of the World Bank, co-founder of Transparency International, and anti-corruption …

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Europa League Round-up: Arsenal join Chelsea in quarter-finals, Inter Milan go out

London, March 15, 2019 (Reuters/NAN) Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as his side beat Stade Rennes 3-0 to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and join English Premier League (EPL) rivals Chelsea on Thursday. Chelsea had earlier on Thursday thrashed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 with a hat-trick from Oliver Giroud. …

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Cameroon continues it’s troubling descent

DOUALA, Cameroon, March 12, 2019 Despite somewhat slipping from global headlines in recent weeks, Cameroon has nonetheless maintained its death spiral. The root cause of the crisis can be unequivocally placed (https://on.wsj.com/2yRnhMO) at the doorstep of the Presidency, or the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel, where President Paul Biya spends much of his time. …

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Rwanda to launch satellite to provide broadband internet to schools in remote area

Kigali, Feb. 27, 2019 (Xinhua/NAN) Rwanda is partnering with a UK-based communications company to launch a satellite that will provide broadband internet to schools in remote areas, Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation said on Wednesday. The satellite, which is nicknamed “Icyerekezo’’ meaning vision in English, is expected to be …

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Afreximbank to leverage $1bn to support FDI flow into Africa

By Lucy Nwachukwu Abuja,  Feb.  6, 2019 African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has a vision to leverage one billion dollars in support of Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) mission, the President, Prof Benedict Oramah, has said. Oramah made the disclosure at a Financing Investment and Trade in Africa conference organised by UNISIA-Africa …

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Cameroon: Peaceful protesters targeted in violent crackdown must be released

Following the mass arbitrary arrests of protesters in several cities in Cameroon on 26 January, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Deputy Director has said that:  “The Cameroonian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release protesters detained simply for exercising their right to peaceful protest at the weekend. No …

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